Lecture "Advanced Signals and Systems"

Basic Information

Lecturers:   Gerhard Schmidt (lecture) and Thorben Kaak (exercise)
Room:   KS2/Geb.F - SR-II
Language:   English
Target group:   Students in electrical engineering and computer engineering
Prerequisites:   Basic (bachelor) knowlegde about signals and systems

This course teaches advanced knowledge in signal systems theory for electrical engineering and information technology.

Topic overview:

  • Introduction
  • Discrete signals and random processes
  • Spectra
  • Idealized linear, shift-invariant systems
  • Hilbert transform
  • State-space description and system realizations
  • Generalizations for signals, systems and spectra

A. V. Oppenheim, R. W. Schafer: Discrete-Time Signal Processing, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1999
J. G. Proakis, D. K. Manolakis: Digital Signal Processing, 4th edition, Prentice Hall, 2006
S. Haykin, B. Van Veen: Signals and Systems, 2nd edition, Wiley, 2002
A. Papoulis: Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes, McGraw Hill, 1965



Exam execution

Starting this semester exam procedure for Advanced Signals and Systems will be adapted slightly. The notes on the exam execution and rules will be shortened. Instead of reading out the whole exam problems there will be 10 minutes of additional reading time. Please note that during this reading time no writing will be allowed.

Exam Results and Exam Inspection:

The results of the summer semester's exam of 27.09.2018 are now online in the QIS-system. Please note the date of the (second) exam inspection:

Date: Friday, 11.01.2019
Time: 13:00 h - 14:00 h
Room: Library of the DSS-group (D-037 A)

Please note that any information regarding your exam, including achieved points and "how close" you are to passing, can only be given out during an official exam inspection. Your grades will always be available through the QIS-system as soon as possible.


Lecture slides

  Slides of the lecture "Introduction"
(Contents, literature, notation)
  Slides of the lecture "Discrete Signals and Random Processes"
(Definitions, stochastic processes, examples)
  Slides of the lecture "Spectra"
(Fourier transform, z transfrom, discrete Fourier transform))
  Slides of the lecture "Discrete Systems"
(Descriptions, classifications, responses to deterministic and stochastic signals)
  Slides of the lecture "Idealized Linear, Shift-invariant Systems"
(Ideal transmission systems, amplitude and phase distortions)
  Slides of the lecture "Hilbert Transform"
(Frequency and impulse response, analytic signal)
  Slides of the lecture "State-space description and system realizations"
(State-space description and signal-flow graphs)
  Slides of the lecture "Extensions"
(All-pass filters)



Exercises can be found on an extra web page.


Current Exam



Previous Exams

  Exam of the summer term 2018     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2017/2018     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2017     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2016/2017     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2016     Corresponding solution

Website News

30.11.2018: New student project on driver distraction added.

01.10.2018: Dissertation of Philipp Bullding added.

14.08.2018: New section about our SONAR "sisters" added.

18.07.2018: New section about our Parkinson voice training game added.

07.07.2018: New lecture Fundamentals of Acoustics by Jan Abshagen added.

Recent Publications

E. Elzenheimer, H. Laufs, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Magnetoneurograhy of an Electrically Stimulated Arm Nerve, Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials, Volume 63, Number 12, Pages 363-366, September 2018


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

Recent News

Saturday Morning Physics 2018

The DSS team was invited to participate in the last of the "Saturday Morning Physics" (SMP) events in 2018. On December 8th, a Saturday of course, Thorben Kaak, Gerhard Schmidt, and Owe Wisch gave a talk on underwater signal processing. Pupils from all around Schleswig-Holstein were quite interested, especially in the basics of SONAR systems.